Commends Denja Abdullahi led national exco for creating vibrant chapters.
Edo state chapter of the Association of Nigerian Authors (ANA) has re-elected Mr. Goodluck Osama Ogbeide as its state chairman for another two years in office.
Before the election, Mr. Goodluck Osama Ogbeide was an incumbent Chairman of the chapter who was elected in 2016 for the first term tenure and has been given a renewed mandate to lead the association for another term of two years, till 2020. He was returned unopposed.
Also elected were Mrs. Christy Omorogbe as Vice Chairman; Mackson Ode Esq. as Secretary; Mrs. Agatha Alile as Treasurer; Kelly Omo Ogbeide as Fin- Sec; Praise Anthony as P.R. O. 1; Barr. Olumide Enieyeye as Legal Adviser; Prof. Benji Egede as Ex- Officio 1; Mrs. Bisi Akpaida as Ex- Officio 2.
The election had Mr. Carmillus Ukah, ANA Vice President as a delegate from the National level, who witnessed and supervised the election amicably with the warm embrace of peace, credibility and fairness. The Edo State Ambassador to the United Kingdom, Amb. Ehi Joe was on ground to witness the peaceful and credible election.
During the screening exercise, the positions of the Auditor, P.R.O 2, and Asst-Sec were declared vacant due to the fact that the contestant were disqualified as they couldn’t meet up with the criteria and guild lines stipulated by the Electoral Committee. The vacant position will be occupied after a bye election which will be conducted by the newly elected state Executive as soon as possible with the promise that the names of successful candidates in the various vacant positions will be submitted to the National body, after the bye election.
In his acceptance speech, the re-elected Chairman thanked and appreciated the National body, with special appreciation to the National President, Mallam Denja Abdullahi for his quest of creating vibrant Chapters in his tenure and for giving ANA EDO a platform to grow through all vital supports.
Finally, Mr. Goodluck Osama Ogbeide assured and promised all members of ANA EDO to increase his zeal for the promotion of a robust ANA EDO.